Relationship between Over-adaptation and Assertiveness and Irrational Belief in Undergraduate Students

[Speaker] Matsuno, Kodai:1
[Co-author] Hara, Misako:2, Miyazaki, Kyuichi:3, Nedate, Kaneo:3
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, WASEDA UNIVERSITY (Japan), 2:School of Medicine, DOKKYO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (Japan), 3:Faculty of Human Sciences, WASEDA UNIVERSITY (Japan)

Regarding over-adaptation, Ishizu (2006) defined it as follows: It is that individuals follow in the near complete form the expectations and demands from the environment. And, it is that, even to forcibly suppress the inner desire, they make an effort to meet the external expectations and requirements. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between over-adaptation and assertiveness and irrational belief. Questionnaires were administered to 199 undergraduate students (91 men, 107 women, 22 unknown). An analysis of variance was used with assertiveness (scored as aggressive, unassertive, assertive, or does not care) and irrational belief (high or low) as the independent variables, and over-adaptation as the dependent variable. The results indicated that the main effects of assertiveness (unassertive, does not care > aggressive, assertive) and irrational belief (high > low) were significant while the interaction was not. Therefore, suppressing assertion and irrational belief could potentially increase over-adaptation.
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